McDonald’s Happy Meal Toys

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Disclaimer: The FTC requires me to tell you that I am a brand ambassador for Central Arkansas McDonald’s.  All opinions are my own. Happy Meals have been a staple on McDonald’s menu since June of 1979.   Originally, the Happy Meal contained a choice of a hamburger or cheeseburger, fries, a drink and a toy…. 

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What You Need to Know About the Food Kids Love at McDonald’s

Kids LOVE McDonald’s. I recently talked to about 200 kids in my area, ranging in age from 5 to 13 about their favorite foods at McDonald’s.  Turns out that despite a lot of choice on the McDonald’s menu, kids have pretty similar tastes.  In fact, of all the kids I asked, the nuggets and the… 

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Magic Spring Summer Concert Series

Disclaimer: The FCC requires me to tell you that I was provided free tickets to the Newsboys concert mentioned below.  All opinions are my own, and I would not promote something that I would not use or participate in myself. On July 28, 1990, I went to my first concert. I saw New Kids on… 

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McDonald’s Eggs Are More Fresh Than You Think

Disclaimer: The FTC requires me to tell you that I am a brand ambassador for Central Arkansas McDonald’s.  All opinions are my own. I love to eat breakfast at McDonald’s.  Once a week, I treat myself to one of their delicious breakfast sandwiches.  My favorite is the Steak & Egg McMuffin, but the others are… 

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Arkansas Grown/Arkansas Made #farm2home15

I was so excited to finally get to return to Moss Mountain Farm.  I met P. Allen Smith and visited his home back in 2013 and I was so ready to go back.  My first trip (which you can read about here) focused on Soybean farming in Arkansas.  We heard from soybean farmers and people… 

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Working Hard in the Summer…Sortof

I have some teacher friends that get quite upset when people say, “Oh, it must be nice being a teacher and getting the whole summer off.”  They feel undervalued when people say that and feel as if people don’t consider how hard they work during the school year. Having “summers off” is a myth –… 

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McFlurry with Reese’s

Disclaimer: The FTC requires me to tell you that I am a brand ambassador for Central Arkansas McDonald’s.  All opinions are my own. I have a soft spot for ice cream with candy in it.  Whenever we go to one of those places where you can fill your own bowl and add the toppings, my… 

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Coq au chardonnay - chicken in white wine

Coq au Chardonnay – Chicken in White Wine Sauce

I am not much of a wine drinker but I love cooking with wine. I love the depth of flavor that it creates in a dish and often use the meat as an excuse to eat the sauce because it would likely be frowned upon to just serve up bowls of white wine sauce. This… 

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Egg and Herb Salad

Egg and Herb Salad

Fresh herbs are popping up all over the garden and our chickens are busy laying a ton of eggs.  It’s the perfect time of year for this tasty egg and herb salad. This egg salad is light and fresh and tastes of spring. It goes great on a bed of baby kale or spring greens…. 

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Healthy Lunch Choices at McDonald’s for under 500 Calories

Disclaimer: The FTC requires me to tell you that I am a brand ambassador for Central Arkansas McDonald’s.  All opinions are my own. I try to plan ahead and pack myself a healthy lunch on most days.  But the truth is sometimes it is just easier and more convenient to grab something at the drive-thru…. 

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Crystal Bridges High School Field Trip

I have written about the Crystal Bridges Museum before. It is a wonderful museum and I am so proud to have it located here in Arkansas. I have visited Crystal Bridges several times but never had the opportunity to take a group of students, until now. Thanks to a wonderful grant provided by the Willard… 

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